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Gemziewooo Wed 10-Dec-14 20:39:05

I started a new job 7 weeks ago, worked a week in hand, received pay the following week. But since then my employer won't pay me, nothing that I have done but she has excuse every for e.g. sorry iv been to hospital I'm going to bank and you will be paid tomoro... it'd excuses like this all of the time and it's always tomoro. she's constantly lying to us (most members of staff sent bring paid, couple have) I'm owed around £700 some are owed about £2000. It's horrendous but none of us dare leave incase we get no money. Where do we stand? What can we do? What will happen if we sur her, I'm on anxiety tablets because of all this, I don't know what's going on. Has anyone had any similar problems and know the outcome. I definitely want to take this further for the lies and deceit. That's the worst part, her lying to my face. She has given us no contracts either

Cindy34 Wed 10-Dec-14 20:47:46

The longer you stay the more the debt may build up.
Legal route is initially via negotiation then via small claims court (money claim online). Once there is a ruling then it still may be hard to get the money owed.

So I would set yourself a limit at which point you refuse to do any further work. Inform your employer that you appreciate cash flow may be tricky but you expect to be paid for period x to y by z date otherwise you will no longer be working for them and will consider legal action.

Internet banking is available to most people these days including businesses, so there should be no need to go to a bank to withdraw money, they could pay you electronically.

No contract is not a good sign, under English law you must have a 'written statement' within the first 2 months of working. has info about written statements.

What about a payslip when you did get paid? Did you get one, did it show tax/ni deductions? You should get a pay slip every time you are paid.

LadySybilLikesSloeGin Wed 10-Dec-14 20:50:20

Not being able to pay wages is a sign that the business isn't doing well. I think you need to look for another job to be honest, then take her to the small claims court for your wages.

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